A.G. Rhodes was one of the first nursing organizations to be licensed in Georgia and is currently one of a few nonprofit nursing organizations in the state. At A.G. Rhodes, they facilitate a strong sense of community among the elders, their families, employee care partners and volunteers. They promote overall wellness through innovative programming, state-of-the-art therapy and rehabilitation services, and diverse activities and events. And A. G. Rhodes has a strong reputation for the exceptional care that they provide and have provided for 115 years. Each month Pebble Tossers has a project at A.G. Rhodes. Volunteers participate in various activities with the residents including reading books, playing games, outside activities and making crafts. This is a great event for families, kids and teens.For our February event, we will be making winter luminaries with the residents.
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This hands-on project is perfect for animal advocates. Pebble Tossers, W-Underdogs, and The Act Bigger Foundation are partnering together to build dog houses in order to "break the chains".While rescuing discarded dogs, W-Underdogs is a nonprofit that teaches kids to develop their own voice and become local ambassadors with dreams of global solutions for the animals and the citizens of our world. The W-Underdogs' goal is to address the challenges that disadvantaged at-risk youth face and provide them with the skills and sense of accomplishment to help them overcome the challenges in their lives. They believe that the W-Underdogs program will energize the families, kids and in turn, contribute to a better community both short and long term. Volunteers will be assembling and building dog houses out of recycled materials that will be distributed to underserved families with dogs in the community. Helping keep dogs safe with dog houses is a step toward education against animal cruelty. New minimum age limit is 8 yrs old. Volunteers under the age of 16 they must have an adult with them.The February build is an OPEN PROJECT - open to all volunteers. Click here to register if you are not a Pebble Tossers member.
Open Hand Atlanta is one of the largest community-based providers of home-delivered meals and nutrition services in the United States. Open Hand Atlanta prepares, packs and delivers nearly 5,000 meals on a daily basis. On the 4th Saturday of each month, Pebble Tossers takes 2 routes with 7-9 households to visit. You will deliver meals within the metro Atlanta area and we can work with you to find a route that you are most comfortable with. Drivers are a critical part of the service Open Hand provides to the community, since a majority of their clients are homebound. The volunteers are quite often the only person a client may see that day, so that moment shared with the client is very meaningful. While we have a limited number of drivers, you may bring as many people as you like to help with your deliveries. This is a great project to do as a family or with friends. Drivers do have to be 21.
After registering for the project with Pebble Tossers ALL VOLUNTEERS must click here to register here with Open Hand.You start at the Open Hand location on Armour Drive. If this is your first time volunteering with Open Hand you will participate in a short orientation and then you will be given your route.
Books for Africa: A simple name for an organization with a simple mission: to end the book famine in Africa. Books for Africa collects, sorts, ships, and distributes books to African students of all ages. With your help, they will help create a culture of literacy and provide the tools of empowerment to the next generation of parents, teachers, and leaders in Africa.Volunteers are needed to sort and pack books according to category and age level. No heavy lifting is involved. Volunteers should be at least 12 years old and 14 to be without an adult.